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POSITION:

Program Officer

APPLICATION LETTER

Abraham Selamu

+251-911-785701 or +251-924-105758

May 31, 2016

To: Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS)

Addis Ababa

Subject: - Applying for job vacancy announcement Head, Programs Division

Position

I am applying for the Head, Programs Division position in your esteemed organizationand my credentials match the requirements in your advertisement.I have credentials and work experiences on Program management i.e. monitoring and evaluation, human resource and financial management. This is exactly the type of position that I have worked in some organizations and I have been looking for.

I hold an advanced MA degree in Development Economics and BA degree in management with above seven years’ experience; I offer a good combination of Project Management and M&E development and implementation experience on livelihood development, HIV prevention, OVC care and support, and capacity building programsin Oromia, Amhara and SNNPR regions. I Have exceptional experience on managing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support projects: Trans ACTION care and support project: MULU MARPs HIV/AIDS combination prevention project, OVC care and support: Developing community level care and support for PLHIV OVC and their families affected by HIV/AIDS: projects funded from USAID, Handicap International, CIDA, EU and CCRDA.

I have also good partnership and communication skill and experience with governmental, CBOs and non-governmental organizations including ERCS in East Shewa zone in both formal and informal ways. My experience in proposal development and preparation of quality report to donors and stakeholders coupled with my determination and record of professional achievement, would make me a valuable asset to your organization. In collaboration with my teams, I have developed, win and implementing HIV related projects in SNNPR and Oromia regions. I have demonstrated the ability to fulfil my previous duties in different projects and organizations in an efficient and professional manner, including maintaining the highest standards of beneficiaries’ safety, motivation and care.

I have extensive knowledge of quality control, data validations, statistical methods and IT (MIS, tool box, data base management and, DHIS2, Excel and E-VIEW) applications. My personal skills include having excellent verbal and written skills combined with a friendly and outgoing personality with the ability to work as part of a team efficiently.I am able to take on the responsibility of this position with one month time, and have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I make a success of it. Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Abraham Selamu

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